Legislation

Ind. Code § 16-21-6 – Indiana

Status: Enacted
Link: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2014/ic/titles/016/articles/021/chapters/006/

Requires that each hospital file a report detailing the hospital’s financial position at the end of each fiscal year, including net patient revenue broken down by payer source. Additionally, hospitals must submit after each calendar quarter a uniform patient information report based on discharge information, to include the following data: patient’s length of stay; diagnoses and surgical procedures performed; data of birth, admission and discharge; admission source; gender and race; discharge disposition; payer source; the total charge for the patient’s stay; the zip code of the patient’s residence; and all diagnoses external causes of injury codes. The state health commissioner is directed to make a compilation of the data obtained from the foregoing reports and issue recommendations and findings to the general assembly annually. Further, the state department is directed to publish a consumer guide to Indiana hospitals based on the reports “in an understandable format that assists the consuming public in making both financial and utilization comparisons between hospitals.”


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